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Ms. Neal

James Pugh May 7, 2013

S- Goal: To define an outstanding teacher and recognize her for the amazing job she does. M - How can this be measured? In the fantastic atmosphere created by a bright smile and positive attitude when...

Ignorance in all places

James Pugh May 2, 2013

I return from my blogging hiatus in order to make a quick rant about some things that have hit very close to home lately. Last month, supporters of marriage equality took a day to change their profile...

The Prowler

February 19, 2013

Staff of the Prowler, Hi all! My name is James Pugh and I am a senior editor for Francis Howell Central’s Central Focus, in St. Charles, Missouri. I have checked out your website, and took a quick...

Lives left unsaved

February 1, 2013

The past few weeks, Student Council has had a table set up in the cafe, urging students to sign up for the blood drive put on by the American Red Cross. And while many students did sign up with the hope...

Surprises in interesting places

James Pugh November 13, 2012

I don't know what it is about the coming of fall and winter, but somehow it makes me both want to be spontaneous and adventurous, and lazy at the same time. Going on one of these feelings the other day,...

Being an agent of change

James Pugh September 29, 2012

So, I’m kind of a weirdo, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I get thrills from the most simple things, and the tiniest things can make my day. Because of this, and also the fact that I don’t believe...

Finding a place

James Pugh September 17, 2012

With Homecoming right around the corner, I have been reminded yet again of just how many clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities we have here at Francis Howell Central. As we approach the...

Taking it too far

James Pugh September 10, 2012

Today as I was walking to work, I was congratulating myself on the fact I thought I looked really good. I was confident that I would have a great day at work and a great Saturday night to follow. Then,...

Senior dancers start late

September 7, 2012

This year, as Spartan Nation watched their first halftime show of the year, the Sensations put on an their first routine. However, two important faces were missing from the group of girls: seniors Brittany...

Making a choice

James Pugh September 1, 2012

As some of you may or may not know, I am the vice president of Francis Howell Central’s GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance). As such, I went to a workshop this past weekend in order to connect with leaders...

Living in the minority

James Pugh August 25, 2012

Throughout the high school experience, and even before and after, we strive to act like the majority, and we mimic our peers to get the smallest indications of approval and acceptance. Yet when presented...

Work hard, dance hard

August 24, 2012

As the majority of students anticipated the coming of summer, students wishing to be a part of the Sensations dance team were readying themselves for tryouts. The dance team has tryouts twice in order...

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